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Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE RECONSIDERED A BUILDING BLOCK APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND OTHER SPECIAL THINGS PDF Are you looking for religious experience reconsidered a building block approach toExpand
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What matters? : ethnographies of value in a not so secular age
Introduction: Things of ValueFrom a Materialist Ethic to the Spirit of PrehistoryConquering Religious Contagions and Crowds: Nineteenth-Century Psychologists and the Unfinished Subjugation ofExpand
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Where (Fragmented) Selves Meet Cultures
Cognitive theories of religious experience, while helpful in explaining some aspects of spirit possession, do not provide a means of accounting for the experience of mediums whose ordinary selves areExpand
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Reverse Engineering Complex Cultural Concepts: Identifying Building Blocks of “Religion”
Researchers have not yet done an adequate job of reverse engineering the complex cultural concepts of religion and spirituality in a way that allows scientists to operationalize component parts andExpand
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Fits, Trances, & Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James
Fits, trances, visions, speaking in tongues, clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, possession. Believers have long viewed these and similar involuntary experiences as religious--as manifestations ofExpand
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Religious Experience and the Divisible Self: William James (and Frederic Myers) as Theorist(s) of Religion
Journal of the American Academy of Religion June 2003, Vol. 71, No. 2, pp. 303–326 © 2003 The American Academy of Religion Scholars have understood William James’s unattributed reference to aExpand
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Psychology, Meaning Making, and the Study of Worldviews: Beyond Religion and Non-Religion
To get beyond the solely negative identities signaled by atheism and agnosticism, we have to conceptualize an object of study that includes religions and nonreligions. We advocate a shift fromExpand
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A tale of two congresses: the psychological study of psychical, occult, and religious phenomena, 1900-1909.
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  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
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In so far as researchers viewed psychical, occult, and religious phenomena as both objectively verifiable and resistant to extant scientific explanations, their study posed thorny issues forExpand
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Detachment and Engagement in the Study of "Lived Experience"
Attempts to ground the study of spirituality in definitions of spirituality suffer conceptually from difficulties that also beset the study of religion. Drawing from discussions among scholars ofExpand
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